New Office Opens to Assist Palestinians Affected by Fence Construction
(December 30, 2004)
As part of its effort to minimize the infringements on the daily life of the Palestinian population resulting from the construction of the security fence, the Civil Administration in Judea and Samaria opened a new District Coordinating Office (DCO) on December 30, 2004, to assist Palestinians living in the Jerusalem area affected by the construction of the sence. This is the ninth office of its kind in the West Bank and it is located in the Rama base south of Ramallah.
Operations will focus on assisting the 110,000 Palestinians living in Abu Dis and Eizariya, in the areas east of Jerusalem and Kalandiya, A Ram and Bir Naballah to the north , areas where the fence in now being completed. The office will deal with issues concerning education, religion, employment, humanitarian assistance and will coordinate entry of Palestinians into Jerusalem.